Both dental crowns and veneers are restorative treatment options to change the appearance and stability of a tooth. Veneers are always made of either porcelain or zirconium, while crowns can be made of porcelain, zirconium, gold or other metal. The biggest difference between a crown and veneer is the amount of tooth structure it covers. A crown will typically cover the entire outer surface of a tooth, while a veneer only covers a portion. Both options require removing a portion of the outer layer of tooth structure for proper fit.
If you simply want to change the appearance of your teeth, without needing increased stability or structural work - veneers would likely be your best option. Porcelain veneers are the gold standard in full cosmetic dental makeovers.
Dr. Caitlin S. Hulver is experienced in determining which treatment option will best serve each patient, and each situation. Most often a combination of porcelain veneers, crowns, and other restorative treatment are used to give our patients the smile they have dreamed of. Give us a call if you want to rejuvenate your smile!